If you’re a defense contractor looking at losing money due to the automatic budget cuts coming January 2, 2013, don’t worry. The taxpayers will pay for the costs of laying off workers, closing plants, renegotiating contracts, and more.
Report from the Center for American Progress (an admittedly liberal group) shows that if the DREAM Act were passed then roughly 1.4 million new jobs, as well as $329 billion would be added to the US economy by 2030. Study looks reliable to me.
Government surveillance of American citizens has skyrocketed lately (no surprise there), with requests for “pen register” and “trap and trace” records surging since the US PATRIOT Act was passed. This is only part of the picture too, sadly.
Group of programmers for the University of Texas (Hook ‘Em) have programmed a bot in Unreal Tournament that has passed the Turing test, but also appears more human than human (like the White Zombie song).
I am Michael Glenn Blunk, and I work in the emerging legal cannabis industry, am an avid bowler, movie watcher, and enjoy experiencing as much as I can of what this world has to offer.
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